Sarah Cooper nabs Netflix standup special

Best-selling author and comedian Sarah Cooper will bring her unique talent to Netflix with Sarah Cooper: Everything’s Fine, a variety special full of vignettes dealing with issues of politics, race, gender, class, and other light subjects. Sarah will be joined by a fantastic array of special guests who will participate in short interviews, sketches and more … Continue reading “Sarah Cooper nabs Netflix standup special”

Sarah Cooper takes the Tik out of Trump’s Tok

President Donald Trump has ramped up his campaign against wildly popular global app TikTok. According to Bloomberg, the president is reportedly considering an order that would force its Chinese parent company to divest its US operations.   TikTok raised the President’s ire in June when users trolled him before his Tulsa Rally, reserving tickets and not showing up. Hours … Continue reading “Sarah Cooper takes the Tik out of Trump’s Tok”

Sarah Cooper outtrumps Trump’s cognitive test

These days when President Donald Trump does something, or speaks to the media, one doesn’t know who will react first. Will it be The Lincoln Project with another biting political ad? Or will it be Brooklyn-based comedian Sarah Cooper with another scathingly funny lip sync? After the President’s weeklong not-so-humble brag about his recent test … Continue reading “Sarah Cooper outtrumps Trump’s cognitive test”

Sarah Silverman joins Bradley Cooper’s Maestro

Actor, writer and director Bradley Cooper has wrapped Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 and is now making his way back down to earth to direct the Leonard Bernstein film, Maestro. Sarah Silverman (The Atlantic Theater Company’s The Bedwetter, The Sarah Silverman Podcast) has joined the cast of Maestro, alongside the previously announced Cooper, Carey … Continue reading “Sarah Silverman joins Bradley Cooper’s Maestro”

Melissa McCarthy, Amy Schumer, Hugh Grant join Seinfeld’s Pop-Tart comedy

Melissa McCarthy (God’s Favorite Idiot), Amy Schumer (Life and Beth) and Hugh Grant (The Undoing) have joined the cast of the Netflix comedy feature Unfrosted: The Pop-Tart Story from Jerry Seinfeld.  They round out an all-star cast that includes Jim Gaffigan(Linoleum), James Marsden (Sonic 2), Jack McBrayer (Hello, Jack! The Kindness Show), Tom Lennon (Reno … Continue reading “Melissa McCarthy, Amy Schumer, Hugh Grant join Seinfeld’s Pop-Tart comedy”

Natasha Lyonne joins The Directors Bureau

Natasha Lyonne–director/writer/actor/producer/co-creator of Russian Doll, the Netflix series which earned 13 Emmy nominations in 2019, winning three (for Cinematography, Production Design, Contemporary Costumes)–has joined the filmmaker collective at The Directors Bureau, marking her first global representation as a director for branded content, advertising and music video projects. Lyonne herself garnered three Emmy nominations for Russian Doll–Outstanding Comedy … Continue reading “Natasha Lyonne joins The Directors Bureau”

Promising Young Woman, Borat among WGA winners

The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) tonight announced the winners of the 2021 WGA Awards for outstanding achievement in writing for film, television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional categories during a first-time-ever joint, virtual ceremony. Hosted virtually by actor-writer-producer Kal Penn (Clarice), the 90-minute ceremony featured at-home presentations … Continue reading “Promising Young Woman, Borat among WGA winners”

2020 in Review: The Biggest Stories of the Year

It’s almost over. Dear 2020, the Reel 360 team must not-so-politely ask you to get the f*ck out of our collective lives. Don’t pout. Don’t be insulted. We endured you for 365 days. We even reported on what you had to offer which wasn’t much. Now it’s time for you to go. When we sat … Continue reading “2020 in Review: The Biggest Stories of the Year”

Akil’s ‘Girlfriends’ to premiere On Netflix

Netflix today announced a new partnership with prolific writer/producer/director Mara Brock Akil (Girlfriends, The Game, Being Mary Jane, Black Lightning) to create new original content. As part of the multi-year agreement, Brock Akil will write and produce scripted content and other creative projects for Netflix. Netflix recently announced Akil’s celebrated series will be available to … Continue reading “Akil’s ‘Girlfriends’ to premiere On Netflix”

Peacock announces return of Larry Wilmore

If you’re a fan of the hilarious comedian Larry Wilmore, you will be thrilled to know the former Comedy Central talk show host is headed back to late night television! Premiering on the NBC’s streaming service, Peacock on September 18th, Wilmore’s new weekly half hour series–which he is also executive producing–will fearlessly tackle current events, … Continue reading “Peacock announces return of Larry Wilmore”

Hilarious ‘Join Meeting’ is back for S2

Let’s face it, most ZOOM meetings are beginning to suck. At the beginning of the pandemic, they were somewhat novel. We had our team building meetings. ZOOM happy hours. ZOOM dates. ZOOM film festival screenings. Now even with the help of virtual backgrounds (mine is Tattooine), they are still pretty lame. First and foremost, you … Continue reading “Hilarious ‘Join Meeting’ is back for S2”

Lincoln Project’s Reed Galen gets under Trump’s skin

Since its launch in December 2019, Reel 360 has documented the rise of The Lincoln Project‘s biting, sarcastic and powerful political ads against President Donald Trump. The conservative group was started by George Conway, the husband of  President Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway, and Reed Galen. The agency has no clients, a media strategy that targets an audience … Continue reading “Lincoln Project’s Reed Galen gets under Trump’s skin”

Lincoln Project links Trump to Jeffrey Epstein

It’s literally impossible to keep up with those pesky thorns in President Donald Trump’s side. No, we’re not talking about TikTok. No, not the NFL Players Union. No, not AT&T. No, not just about any human being with a conscious and a brain. No, we’re talking about those creative thorns at The Lincoln Project. Run … Continue reading “Lincoln Project links Trump to Jeffrey Epstein”

The origin of #challengeaccepted

If you’ve been perusing Instagram over the last 72 hours, you have undoubtedly seen your female friends posting Black-and-white selfies accompanied by the hashtag #Challengeaccepted. These posts also share #womenempowerment and #womensupportingwomen. It’s a powerful message taking over social media that is showing up on Facebook as well. Chicago actress and model Arianna Lexus, who … Continue reading “The origin of #challengeaccepted”

The CW’s new TV season takes flight in January 2021

The Upfronts have started. Sort of. The CW Network will officially launch its new season in January 2021 with its regularly scheduled series line-up, while loading up Fall 2020 with fresh original and acquired scripted series and alternative programming, it was announced today by Mark Pedowitz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The CW Network. “This … Continue reading “The CW’s new TV season takes flight in January 2021”

Beyoncé is Grammy Queen; Lizzo, Harry Styles win

Time to show your respect. Beyoncé Knowles-Carter now truly rules The Grammys as the most decorated artist in history. However, it was Harry Styles and Lizzo who kept Queen B from taking it all as they won Album of the Year and Record of the Year respectively. Sunday night The Recording Academy held their annual … Continue reading “Beyoncé is Grammy Queen; Lizzo, Harry Styles win”

2022 in Review: The biggest stories of the year

Would you believe it if I told you the biggest story of 2022 that could be found on Reel 360 News was about something that couldn’t be found? In early December, sister publication Reel Chicago legit went poof. As if Hermione, from Harry Potter, waved a wand and said, “Expecto Patronum.” Only it wasn’t a … Continue reading “2022 in Review: The biggest stories of the year”

The 64th Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards. And the envelope goes to…

Chicago’s best in TV was present on Saturday for a festive night at The 64th Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards Gala. Honorees and guests settled in at the Marriott Magnificent Mile for an evening of celebration, indulging in cocktails and dinner before the awards presentation. The event was hosted by comedian Sultan A. Saladuddin II, a South … Continue reading “The 64th Chicago/Midwest Emmy Awards. And the envelope goes to…”

AFI FEST announces full festival lineup

The American Film Institute (AFI) announced today the full lineup for this year’s AFI FEST Film Festival including Bones and all, directed by Academy Award-nominee Luca Guadagnino, Le Pupille, directed by Alice Rohrwacher, Nanny, directed by Nikyatu Jusu, SR., directed by Chris Smith, and Women Talking by Academy Award-nominated writer and director Sarah Polley, which … Continue reading “AFI FEST announces full festival lineup”

Succession, Ted Lasso, Euphoria lead 74th Emmy noms

This morning, the 74th Emmy nominations were announced during a live virtual ceremony was hosted by JB Smoove (Curb Your Enthusiasm) and Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) along with Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma. Succession holds this year’s top spot with 25 Emmy nominations followed by Ted Lasso and The White Lotus (20), Hacks … Continue reading “Succession, Ted Lasso, Euphoria lead 74th Emmy noms”